Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Love That Remains...

For K...

Twenty third of November
Ninteen hundred ninety-one
So many dreams ahead
So naive, in love and young

We exchanged our vows
never to be undone
We committed to each other
and two became one

Honeymoon in Steamboat Springs
A beautiful place
Skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding
Watching your beautiful, smiling face

Enjoying time together
beginning a new life
Joined for a lifetime
as man and wife

Gradual adjustments
learning each other
So thankful we're together
Wonderful partner and mother

We have always shared
everything we have
Including pain and sorrow
tender love and laughter

Through miscarriages and loss
welcome and unwelcome changes
Yet today, closer than ever
My lover and best friend

As I said on that day
For better for worse
In sickness and in health
Til our days come to a close

Faithfully, I hold fast
Committed to you
Three cords bind us together
forever, it's true

I suffer when you suffer
and share in your pain
Your laughter, contagious
I am forever changed

You are the one
who had made my life
It's my pleasure to serve you
my best friend and wife

Seventeen years now together
and we've barely begun
It seems only yesterday
since the births of our sons

And as every year passes
even ones that are rough
I wouldn't trade what we have
Always more than enough

I look forward to days
that are brighter, and yet
The past six years
I will never forget

How our love became purer
and stronger each day
In the hardest of times
we're still able to say

I am glad to be with you
and you here with me
There's no other place
that I'd rather be

Than right here beside you
where I belong
Immersing each other
in a love pure and strong

Forged in the fires
of each challenge we've faced
Etched in our memories
that can never be erased

We now see much clearer
since the clouds rolled away
Words, insufficient,
Impossible to say

Just how deeply I love you
On this you can depend
I will remain here beside you
My very best friend

J/ (c) 2008


Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Sooo beautiful..

not sure if it's meeeee, but it's a little blurry ;-/

GoteeMan said...

it is... kinda on purpose... a little fuzzy, since it was sooooo long ago...



Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Oh I see...
you want that "softer" look...

I totally understand...

well you both look great and the church looks awesome!

April said...

This is SO incredibly beautiful. Gave me goosebumps!

Jen said...

This is the best love story I've ever read. ♥

Melissa said...

We celebrated 13 years in's amazing, every year our marriage keeps getting better. I never quite expected that.

Beautiful poem!

Sass said...

That was beautiful.

My husband and I were also married on November 23. But, in 1996.

We've also struggled through hard times that have made our relationship stronger, and he is my best friend.

Thank you for your beautiful words, and your beautiful comment on my site. Please visit again soon.

Kim from Kansas said...

Yes, beautiful!!!

Kel said...

What beautiful words to try and encompass your love - a love like yours is just amazing. I hope today is better than the previous!

Stephanie said...

absolutely amazing. happy early anniversary....thanksgiving...time to celebrate all that you are to each other.

Julie said...

That is so lovely! Happy Anniversary to you & your wife!

Stephanie said...

I have tears! That was just amazingly beautiful. Your wife is a very lucky lady.

Happy Anniversary. It is indeed a time of thanks!

angie said...

Oh, so beautiful. I'll bet this means so much to her!

kimmy said...

Another beautiful poem!!!!


BusyBeeSuz said...

So beautiful!!! You are lucky to have each other. A great love is a treasure.
'91 was a good year to get married too. :)

Leslie said...

I'd freakin' chase a barnyard full of baby pigs, dress 'em up in pink tu-tu's and sing the Star Spangled Banner in front of a dumbstruck crowd of thousands (hell, millions if you televised it) just to get someone to write me something like that. Damn. Some women have all the luck. Kudos to you both.

I think it's high time I take up hunting. ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog today. You really made me smile!

Aleta said...

What a beautiful tribute to your love.

lovelylalo said...

Simply Beautiful...WOW!

~Thanks for stopping by~ I am trying to be better about posting!


Queen of the Mayhem said...

What a loving tribute to your wife!

My anniversary is ALSO November 23! We will be married for 12 years next month!

Great minds! :)

Susan said...

Beautifully written! It is obvious that you and your wife are truly in love and share a wonderful life together.
Congratulations on your anniversary!

tammy said...

That is beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other night goteeman! I hope you win the tutu.